Tag: scripture memorization

The Living Christ Memorization: Update (and 2 week review chart)

The Living Christ Memorization: Update (and 2 week review chart)

Our family finished memorizing “The Living Christ” document over fall break. Some of us are still getting the words in our heads, and so until December 25, we will be reviewing each paragraph–one paragraph per day–as well as reciting the entire document in 2 week 

Scripture Journals

Scripture Journals

A week or two or three ago, I had a prompting to get a scripture study journals for each of our children to use during the summer. I came across an article in my personal studies that was a young man sharing his experience using a 

April scripture memorization

April scripture memorization

Scripture memorization on bathroom door Our scripture memorization for this month includes 3 Nephi 12:44-45 and two quotes from Joseph Smith about love and kindness. We still review our yearly scripture (Matthew 26:21-22). The poem and quote on the side are Peter and Anna’s school class memorizations for this month (Emily Dickinson’s “Hope is the thing with feathers” and Statue of Liberty quote).

These quotes are on the inside bathroom door, which location lends itself to quick reviews several times a day!

Peacemaker tulips

Peacemaker tulips

For our scripture memorization this week, we have been learning the words to “Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words to Each Other.” I love that song! When I was younger, my best friend’s family would have to sing that song when someone started to argue 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Scriptures for memorizing on love ❤

Happy Valentine’s Day! Scriptures for memorizing on love ❤

This morning, before we were going to go walking, Lane told the children that if they would jump out of bed and get their Saturday jobs done quickly, we’d all go to Magleby’s for French toast. WOW! That’s a special occasion around her (eating out and Magleby’s 

New year, new bulletin board

New year, new bulletin board

New Year bulletin board
Something I really love to do as a mother: create visual aids to help communicate to my family what our goals are.

(I should say that something I have always loved to do, since I was a child, is decorate bulletin boards.)

I don’t know how effective it is, but I love to do it nonetheless.

This year our family theme is “Follow the Prophets,” with special emphasis from President Uchtdorf’s talk, “Lord, is it I?” and after discussing it, we decided to postpone reading Something Beautiful for God for our January family book club older read and study instead Leadership and Self-Deception

We are making two small changes in our routines. First: we’re working on making lunches after dinner. Each person is to make their own lunch, but we do it together. We hope that this will help us become so easily accustomed to doing so, that when they leave for home, we will not feel it a burden to make lunch for ourselves. Eating out is so costly and not always the healthiest choice. Sometimes it is very wasteful and more time-consuming that simply making and taking a lunch. So we want to nurture this self-reliance habit this year.

Second, we’ve invited the children to select general conference talks for FHE study and for family goal-setting, as well as the scriptures, quotes, and songs for memorization to go along with the talks. We’ll see how that works out. The last time we made a change like this was to our scripture study, and we have really enjoyed having our children have more leadership and participation in family study because of it.

I love the New Year! New goals, new routines, new focus…and a NEW bulletin board look! 🙂

FH: Mary Elizabeth Rollins painted in “Growing Light”

FH: Mary Elizabeth Rollins painted in “Growing Light”

I just saw this beautiful painting on the inside back cover of the May 2014 Ensign. To my delight, it is a scene from my family history! Isaac Morley (Sr.), my third great-grandfather, lent his copy of the Book of Mormon to Mary Elizabeth Rollins, a young 

Memorize while you brush your teeth

Memorize while you brush your teeth

This smart 8-year old boy brushes his teeth while reciting the scriptures that he is learning that week in his head. Memorization of small pieces of information creates the ability to memorize more, longer amounts of information later. And, as a child, you have the 

Helping children get God’s word into their minds and hearts

Helping children get God’s word into their minds and hearts

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I made some scripture bookmarks for my Primary class and family to help us memorize some more scriptures this year. Here are the Primary ones:

SCRIPTURE BOOKMARK 2014 Front

SCRIPTURE BOOKMARK 2014 Back

I printed them, cut them out, and laminated them. Then I’m giving them a little paper each month with the references on it so that they can go home and look up each verse and mark them in their scriptures.

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Then each week I hand out the little quarter page verse for them to stick on the microwave or bathroom mirror or wherever, to help them memorize the verse. (You can find the quarter page PDFs here.)

We pass the verse off at the beginning of class each week.

My family bookmark is a little different, but we’re doing the same scriptures as my Primary class.

This takes some work to prepare, but I feel satisfied each time a child proudly recites a verse they’ve learned that week, and I think of how those words of wisdom will help that child the rest of his or her life!

Happy Memorizing,

Liz 🙂